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  • Some people aren't satisfied with a free lunch. They expect you to cut it in small bites and feed them.
  • As a Windows (and Solaris) developer, I'm afraid I feel his frustration. Look, I realize this is all free stuff, and noboby owes anybody anything, yada, yada.

    But, after you've submitted your 427th patch to make yet another library Windows compatible because yet another Linux dev decided to shell out with a 'grep' command it seriously starts to grind you down over the years.

    It's not just Unix bigotry. I've noticed a serious trend towards Linux bigotry (or rather, the GNU toolchain), as I've run into my s

    • It's not just Unix bigotry. I've noticed a serious trend towards Linux bigotry (or rather, the GNU toolchain), as I've run into my share of problems with libraries that wouldn't build properly on Solaris, too.

      I agree, having tried to write cross-platform C code (which is an order of magnitude more difficult than cross-platform Perl, Python, or Ruby code). Of course, it doesn't help that the default Solaris compiler is apparently dumber than most forms of rocks. (Not Shale. Shale is particularly dumb.

  • I'm particularly annoyed by the phrase "your demand to be paid (in jest I hope)." No, it's not in jest! If you want something done, you assume the burden of getting it done! We are not a commune; your goals are not identical to mine. Sometimes we can benefit each other by working together. Sometimes the benefits are nonmonetary and this happens quite naturally. Other times the only way for us both to benefit from cooperation is for one of us to provide the benefit to the other in the form of some kind

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    J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers
    • What kind of arrogance must you have to assume that all people share your goals identically and should therefore work for you, unpaid?

      American arrogance, fuck yeah!

      Wait... I missed the point, didn't I?

      • What kind of arrogance must you have to assume that all people share your goals identically and should therefore work for you, unpaid?

        American arrogance, fuck yeah!

        No, Americans are capitalists: we'll happily pay you. In USD, of course.

      • rotfl. Somehow I never got a message for this. Glad I came back and saw it.

        For the record, I think of it as socialist utopian arrogance, which I don't see as unique to America, although we have plenty of it.

        Remember, it's only wrong to use force to bring about your vision if you're one of the bad guys! :P :)

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        J. David works really hard, has a passion for writing good software, and knows many of the world's best Perl programmers